A relic of the early ’80s, alternative rock band R.E.M. powered through the rough and tumble of more than three decades before finally disbanding in September of last year. While many of the band’s songs are memorable, none evoke as strong a feeling of nostalgia as “Nightswimming” does. The song recalls earlier, simpler times and serves as the perfect tribute for this much-accomplished, long-time-running rock band. Indie-pop singer Ingrid Michaelson did the honors by performing a quiet a cappella version of the well-known track on SiriusXM radio.
By singing and looping different melodies, Michaelson created a harmonious background for the song’s reminiscing lyrics. While her cover begins simply and softly, by the end you may find yourself baffled by her vocal prowess. See for yourself below!
Ingrid Michaelson – Nightswimming (R.E.M. cover)
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